Functional Organisation Mammalian Visual System

Within: Bosch Institute, Discipline of Anatomy and Histology

Head of laboratory

  • Bogdan Dreher

Overview

Research conducted by this laboratory is concerned with the structural and functional aspects of the developing and mature mammalian visual system, including:

  • The organisation of the striate and extra-striate cortices (where the processing of retinal input by the brain begins), with particular emphasis on the interaction between different information channels within this region
  • The role of 'feedback' projections from the 'higher-order' extra-striate visual areas to 'lower-order' visual areas (including the primary visual cortices and subcortical visual nuclei)
  • The extent, time-course and mechanisms of cortical reorganisation following retinal injury in adolescent and adult mammals